You Are On Your Rear Seat. To Buckle Or Not to Buckle? Part 1.

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Many adults teach their children to buckle up. However, that is something parents missing out habitually. They believe restraining on the back seat is optional. According to the data of one survey, 4 out of 5 adults are not restraining themselves during short trip, like when they ride taxi or hire the vehicle.

Revealed new information points to seat belt use misconception. Incorrect understanding regarding safest place in the vehicle is the reason why it is believed buckling up is optional. In such a way, that wrong misperception concludes, the back seats are the safest.

The reason of this believe based on the actual facts that took place in 1960s. At that time, the rear seats were really the safest place in the car. However, with the technological progress, safety systems have significantly improved. With the time rear and front seats became equally safe during the accident.

According to the words of senior research engineer of IIHS, the main principle of safety is still the same. Rear and front seats are equally safe, but only in the case of person to be restrained. That concerns hired transport also.

Comparatively, the reason why passengers aren't buckling up during the trip, haven't been studied that much as why front seat passenger and driver don't restrain themselves. The recent study provides more data that answers that question.

Next article covers the result and conclusion of the survey.

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